#'S MATCHING 454, ORIGINAL BIG BLOCK TRUCK, SHORT BED, CORRECT BUCKET SEAT TRUCK
Super clean and ready for summer, this 1975 Chevrolet Silverado pickup is a fun cruiser that's also extremely practical. With the most popular short bed and regular cab configuration, it's sporty, but with a big block, it's also capable of hauling the big loads when you need it. If ever there was a time to make your hobby vehicle do double duty, it's today, and this bright red pickup is as at home at the cruise night as it is at the garden center.
Trucks are a booming segment of the hobby, and bring a very reasonable price of admission. However, the flip side is that finding a good, clean truck that hasn't been worked to within an inch of its life can be challenging. It appears that this truck has never been a work vehicle, and the bright red repaint gives away nothing. With factory-quality gaps and panel alignment throughout, it has probably never had a major accident or any substantial bodywork, and the paint quality suggests that it has been stored indoors and well maintained for most of its life. It shines up quite well and with bright red, that's important. Chrome and trim is good, including front and rear bumpers which appear to be new. This one also offers a color-matched spray-in bedliner that looks great and helps protect the steel underneath, plus a vinyl tonneau cover that makes the bed a giant weatherproof trunk.
This truck offers a rare bucket seat interior has seen a recent freshening that includes new door panels, dash pad, carpets, and seat covers, all in red to replace the original blue stuff. The seats remain firm and comfortable, and the commanding view from the cockpit is one that many folks appreciate only after they've experience a full-sized truck. The gauges in their burled walnut (facsimile) dashboard are fully functional, and you'll note that this truck is equipped with factory A/C and a tilt column, as well as an AM/FM stereo radio. There are a few places here and there where you can see that the truck original had a blue interior, but the overall look is of a largely correct interior with a lot of charm. Only the modern Grant steering wheel gives it away.
Power comes from the truck's original 454 cubic inch V8 topped by a 4-barrel carburetor and driving a TH400 3-speed automatic transmission. The engine bay is clean and serviceable, showing signs of correct maintenance throughout its life and a few shiny pieces befitting a big block Chevy. It appears to be largely as intended by the factory save for a set of long-tube headers that not only help torque production, but give the large-diameter dual exhaust system an awesome deep tone. An open-element air cleaner is probably to be expected on any carbureted big block Chevy and with power steering and brakes, it's still easy to drive around town. It'll still work as a truck, too, with heavy-duty suspension components (with just a bit of rake) and a 12-bolt rear end. Wheels are timeless Chevy Rallys wearing 275/60/15 BFGoodrich T/A radials.
Trucks like this represent a very reasonably priced way to get into the hobby, and this one is great as-is, or could be the foundation of a spectacular project. With no rust, straight body panels, a clean interior, and factory options like that big block engine, it's a fun package that can be used immediately. Call today!
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- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 454 V8
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Automatic
- Body Or Basic Color
- Body Style
- Pickup Truck
- 48,041 (Unknown)
- Interior Or Basic Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console